The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby, the common stock of life

Could you please tell me the meaning of "common" in the following sentence from The Great Gatsby, chapter 7? Does it mean "of ordinary people" or "of everyone"?

“Madame expects you in the salon!” he cried, needlessly indicating the direction. In this heat every extra gesture was an affront to the common store of life.

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The emphasis on the heat is the important part of the quote. The butler is having to make extra gestures and those extra gestures are offensive to anyone, yes the ordinary people, who are a part of everyday life.